It's been three weeks since that I've been searching (and finding) for w ays to make the traditional introduction as short as possible. I think I did well here.
-So, good morning Robyn, please, introduce yourself to our audience, which maybe doesn't know you yet.
-Hello all! I am a cartoonist, illustrator and tornado of awesome at least 80 percent of the time.
-What about the other 20%?
-I'm a dino wrangler. It's a slow industry right now. Tragic, really.
-Ah, because of the financial crisis, everything's changed... How old are you ? (Even thought I'd like to think you're 8 because of your love for dinos, or 230 millions years old because, you know, you know dinos.)
-Oh, I was close. Where do you live ?
-Missouri! If you immediately thought of corn and cows, you are dead wrong. We also have bait/tackle shop and restaurant combination businesses.
-What about tourists?
-Oh, I suppose we get those too, what with laying claim to St. Louis and the Arch.
-What's your job ? Something to do with fishing ? Are you trying to sell us fishing rods or something ?
-Nope! I currently work in IT (Information Technology, computer stuff, basically) and find fish to be super gross. I guess if dino wrangling doesn't work out, I can just give out fishing rods to fatherless Pokemon masters. Gotta have a backup.
-What about your artist?
-As an artist, I have a webcomic, The Watcher of Yaathagggu, and I'm also working on some printed comics through a small publisher.
-Tell us more about those projects?
-The Watcher of Yaathagggu is an ongoing horror comic about the last surviving city in a world that has fallen to Lovecraftian beings. I'm also working on a 3-issue comic, a surreal noir one-shot, for Broken Icon Comic's "Nightmare Unknown" series. The project's currently up on Kickstarter and looking for funding! The third is a one-shot comic that's in a larger "Urban Legends" Anthology, which will be printed in the UK in 2012-ish.
-Congratulations! Now last but not least question, why did you choose this story ? Attracted by old ladies ?
-Haha, no, but they are glorious. I can't wait until I get old and can get away with being absolutely weird. This story in particular was just an awesome chance to get to draw an old lady making duck lips. I'm easily entertained and this story made me laugh.
-And your illustration make us laugh, it's a good game, really. Thank you very much Robyn !
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Robyn's website : http://www.noodlyappendage.com/watcher/
If you want to be the next published artist, send an email to alice [at] fmylife.com including a link to your website/blog/DA. But DON'T send your illustration right away! You need first to get in touch with me, and I'll tell you what you have to do!